Source: Pete Pryylski/ The Red & Black
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Toxic Election Season Permeates Annual TEDxUGA Showcase

Cover Photo Source: Pete Pryylski/The Red & Black By Seamus Murrock Accompanying TEDxUGA’s impressive shift from Tate Grand Hall in 2016 to the larger, more grandiose Classic Center Theatre this past Friday was a subtler shift in tone from years’ past. Following a 2016 election cycle that was described as one of the most divisive…

Source: AP: Ahn Young-joon
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Life After Park in South Korea

By Alex Boylston As 2016 was coming to a close, media outlets around the globe displayed images of hundreds of thousands of protestors converging on downtown Seoul, the capital of South Korea. They took to the streets in droves to demand that President Park Geun-Hye, who in 2012 became the country’s first female leader, step…

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What’s on the horizon for the hexagon?

By Sebastian Puerta While France has existed as the land separating channel and sea for millennia under various names: Gaul, Francia, France, and colloquially as “L’Hexagone” in reference to the country’s geographical shape, the French Fifth Republic itself is only 58 years old. The Fifth Republic was established in 1958 by French President Charles de Gaulle…

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Over the Hill: Congressional Democrats Face Age Problem

By Alex Soderstrom If the past three presidential elections have been any indication, the Democratic Party is the party of the young. Barack Obama buried his opponents in the competition for the under-30 vote in both 2008 and 2012, and Hillary Clinton captured the vote of 55 percent of that same demographic in 2016. According…

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Mourning What Has Long Been Dead

By Alex Boylston After a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in early March, much of the media’s attention was focused on President Donald Trump’s responses related to the location of the U.S. embassy in Israel. Commentators speculated as to how his administration would work towards a durable peace in the region after decades…

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Make America Work Again

  By Seamus Murrock Amidst all the noise and headline-sensationalizing that has hijacked the economic news media since the 2016 election cycle, analysts at Goldman Sachs, America’s oldest investment bank, continue to offer insights that are equally refreshing as they are sobering. Last week, a note that circulated amongst the bank’s investors took a stab…

U.S. President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner (L) and the head of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, talk with Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne (C) during Trump's meeting with U.S. auto industry CEOs at the White House in Washington January 24, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSX4VT
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Alternative Economic Data

By Torus Lu In one way or another, many of the statistics used to track American economic activity can be misrepresented to support the president’s policy goals. The current White House has embraced that fact wholeheartedly. Here’s a list: Trade Deficits The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Trump administration is considering altering the…

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The Prayer of Perez: Building a New Democratic Coalition

By Loran Posey, Jr. On Feb. 25, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez defeated progressive Rep. Keith Ellison in a 235-230 vote to become the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Perez was considered the establishment candidate and benefitted from the support of former Vice President Joe Biden, while Ellison, who was backed by Senator…

Refugees arrive on the shores of Kos, Greece. Source: The Independent
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The European Far-Right: A Platform Rooted in Fear, Not Fact

By Paul Oshinski August 13, 2015: As the emerald waters off the coast of Kos, a small Greek Dodecanese Island, glimmered in the iridescent sunshine, a dirtied dinghy drifted to the sandy shore, holding in it dozens of refugees, most originating from Syria. Dirtied, tired, and inundated, the passengers leapt out of the vessel–some laughing,…

Ship-to-shore cranes at the Port of Savannah lower their booms to start work on several container ships. Garden City Terminal has nine container berths and nearly 10,000 feet of contigious berth space. (Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton)
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Testing the Waters

By Alex Vanden Heuvel @TheVandenHeuvel The author would like to thank the Terry College Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Dr. Marisa Pagnattaro, and the Georgia Ports Authority for information related to this article. The Port of Savannah is not the sort of divisive issue that drives political discourse like abortion rights or immigration…

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